As part of their continued coverage from having the chance to visit Game Freak, Game Informer has revealed the Alola Photo Club in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon.
This, as the name suggests, will let you take photos with your favourite Pokémon, choosing from different poses and decorating the photos with items and special frames. Not everything will be unlocked from the start, with more items unlocking as you naturally progress in the game.
“Alola Photo Club allows you to take pictures with your main character along with the Pokémon you have in your party. You can do all of these poses, and you can dress up your character and take interesting photos. And then you can go in and decorate them and make memories of your journey in Alola,” explains Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon director Kazumasa Iwao.
“You can use the stylus to decorate different Pokémon. You can choose different lenses and cameras to take the picture with. You go to a photo studio, you take your Pokémon there. There are also some situations, like if a special Pokémon evolves, that we let players quickly go into the mode and take pictures without going into the studio. There are other opportunities to do it.
“We’ve had a variety of photo modes in the 3DS Pokémon games, but this is a different take on that. We had the idea that we wanted to give players the opportunity to take pictures with the Pokémon that they had a special bond with.
“And then they’d be able to go in and decorate those, create those memories. There’s quite a few different props you can use, like moustaches, ribbons, stuff like that. Also other things like mushrooms, things that drive the creativity of the player to come up with cool little scenes.”
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon will release exclusively for Nintendo 3DS worldwide on November 17th.